iv been working and studying computers all my life and the best laptop/notebook I have ever used by far is the Macbook pro, followed closely behind is the normal macbook.
The macbook only comes with a 13.3" screen and is great for portability, but if you want a bigger screen then the macbook pro is the only option from a MAC point of view.
Reasons the macbook's are fantastic notebooks:
-Style, they are very nice looking notebooks, slim, sleek and nice to use.
-Mac's dont need to have firewall/antivirus software running, bogging the system down. this is because there is hardly any nasty stuff made for mac.
-Mac's sleep function (miles better than windows).. When i have finished with my macbook I just push the lid down and it goes in to sleep mode hardly using any battery. when I want to use it again I just open the lid and it awakes within 1-2 seconds. its been 7 days since i actually turned it off.
-Macs are really sleekto use and there not difficult to use or get used to if your a windows user.
-Less errors, lag and crashes than windows, this is because Mac OSX is designed and only works on Mac hardware.
As far as games go, macs are not so good as there are only a selection that are made for them. You can if you want install windows on a macbook if you wish.
Macbook/macbook pro highly recommended from me
.. So much that my windows desktop has now become redundant and my macbook pro is now my primary computer (it was originally only going to be a secondary portable laptop)